Rid­ers set for QLD su­per­moto champs

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

MO­TOR­ING

SOME of the re­gion’s best road rac­ing and su­per­moto en­thu­si­asts were in ac­tion at the Whit­sun­day Race­way for a prac­tice day on Sun­day.

The prac­tice event saw the highly an­tic­i­pated re­turn of quad bike rid­ers from through­out the re­gion who are hop­ing to get enough num­bers to reg­is­ter a class in the Aus­tralian Su­per­moto Cham­pi­onships in June.

Whit­sun­day Moto Sports Club (WMSC) mem­ber Ash­ley Mur­phy said quad rid­ers from Mackay, Collinsville, Ayr and Sa­rina trav­elled to the Whit­sun­days for the prac­tice day.

“We nor­mally race flat track but it was awe­some to have a crack at the com­bined bi­tu­men and dirt track of the Whit­sun­day Race­way,” he said.

“It’s a more phys­i­cal track and re­quires sig­nif­i­cantly more ef­fort to get around the tech­ni­cal cor­ners but it was a great ex­pe­ri­ence over­all.”

The WMSC has put up their hand to host round one of the Queens­land Su­per­moto Ti­tles next weekend from April 4-6, with a su­per­moto prac­tice day to be held on the Fri­day.

WMSC com­mi­tee mem­bers have been work­ing around the clock to get what will be a mem­o­rable weekend for all rid­ers and spec­ta­tors off the ground. The vo­cal­ist of mo­tor­sports Scotty McKel­lar will be com­men­tat­ing on all the ac­tion over the course of the weekend.

Troy Bayliss, Chris Ver­meulen, Ja­son Crump and Gary McCoy are ru­mored to be at­tend­ing the cham­pi­onships which will be the per­fect warm-up for the Aus­tralian Su­per­moto Cham­pi­onships from June 13-15.

In­jury forced Beau Laing out of the 2013 Aus­tralian Su­per­moto Cham­pi­onships only a cou­ple of months be­fore the big race, but he is now back rac­ing and hop­ing to se­cure a podium fin­ish.

Jar­rod Koppe will also be re­turn­ing from in­jury and per­formed well at the club’s prac­tice day on the weekend.

Re­cent up­grades to the Whit­sun­day Race­way have seen a new sur­face spread along the dirt sec­tion and the in­stal­la­tion of a shaded view­ing hill at can­teen cor­ner will of­fer spec­ta­tors un­re­stricted views of the en­tire track.

Round two of the Queens­land Su­per­moto Cham­pi­onships will be held in far North Queens­land at the Mako Track in Ma­reeba on Septem­ber 12.

For more in­for­ma­tion go to www.wmsc.org.au and like the Face­book page of Whit­sun­day Mo­to­sports Club.

READY TO RACE: Quad bike en­thu­si­asts An­gus Win­ton, Paul Skyes and Ben Mann are keen to see a quad bike class en­ter in the Aus­tralian Su­per­moto Cham­pi­onships on June 13-15.

EX­TREME QUAD: Whit­sun­day Moto Sports Club (WMSC) mem­ber Ash­ley Mur­phy got some air on Sun­day's prac­tice event at the Whit­sun­day Race­way.

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